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NYUCD Faculty Represented in MedEdPortal

Dr. Marjan Moghadam, left, with Dr. Bijan Khaknegar-Moghadam

The American Association of Medical Colleges' MedEdPortal has accepted a submission from Dr. Marjan Moghadam, Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics and Codirector of the Fixed Prosthodontics Clinic, and Dr. Bijan Khaknegar-Moghadam, Associate Professor of Prosthodontics and Pre-clinical Course Director in Removable Prosthodontics. The editor was so impressed with the submission that she subsequently invited Dr. Moghadam and Dr. Khaknegar-Moghadam to submit NYUCD's entire Preclinical Manual for Removable Prosthodontics, which they also coauthored.

MedEdPortal is a central repository of high-quality, peer-reviewed, online educational resources that was launched by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) in 2006. Last spring, the AAMC and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) formed a partnership that allowed the AAMC to expand its MedEdPortal teaching tools to include submissions from dental professionals. This initiative has been strongly supported by Dean Bertolami in his role as ADEA President.

"I hope that Dr. Moghadam and Dr. Khaknegar-Moghadam will be an inspiration to others considering the submission of their teaching materials to MedEdPortal," said Dean Bertolami. "This invaluable storehouse of knowledge and tools, contributed to by faculty and students throughout the world, is available free to other educators and learners, thereby diminishing the need to duplicate valuable and expensive-to-produce resources. While it's widely recognized that educators have long invested time and intellectual capital creating tools with which to teach, they do not always receive recognition for doing so. By submitting to MedEdPortal, they receive rigorous peer review and feedback. If the materials are accepted for publication in MedEdPortal, educators receive recognition for their scholarship, which may be used to support promotion and tenure decisions."